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Ricci Albenda’s first NFT series in partnership with DMINTI show the creation of Albenda’s iconic paintings bearing the word “breathe.” While seemingly uniform at first glance, the individual compositions are layered with the history of the artist’s decisions, forming a progression from frenetic mark-making to reserved, and decisive brushstrokes. Inviting further contemplation, these idiosyncrasies imbue the works with a sensory quality, allowing recognizable text to slowly shift and morph into new abstract forms.
The paintings were exhibited for the first time at Andrew Kreps Gallery in Manhattan, New York in the spring of 2022.
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For the past two decades, Ricci Albenda has performed an investigation into language, exploring the ways in which the written word is simultaneously a visual, personal, and intellectual entity. Simultaneously, Albenda has also developed his own system in which alphabetical and numerical systems are paired with the color wheel: Vowels fall onto the archetypal hues of the prismatic ROYGBIV spectrum: a = Red, e = Orange, i = Yellow, o = Green, u = Blue, and y finds itself between Indigo and Violet. Numerals occupy the magenta tones, connecting the end of the alphabet with its beginning to form a complete color wheel. Within these investigations, each work becomes its own framework and site of inquiry, demonstrating versatility, and most importantly, the sense of play inherent to studio practice.
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